Critical Difference for Women was developed in 1986 to identify and fund the needs of women seeking advanced education and enhanced professional lives within all institutional levels and disciplines. Since then, CDW has blossomed into a remarkable scholarship and grant program for Ohio State staff, faculty and students comprised of three funds.
For staff and faculty who have been continuously employed at Ohio State for at least one year; sophomore level and above full-time undergraduate students; and full-time graduate/professional students to help facilitate professional development and career mobility. Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded for professional development conferences and workshops, equipment, research activities, certifications, etc.
Research on Women Grants
Grants for faculty and PhD candidates/terminal master's degree students of all genders to support research that explores women's lives, gender equity, and gender broadly conceptualized. More ...
Scholarships for women who have interrupted their education due to unforeseen obstacles such as family responsibilities or financial constraints and who are seeking undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. More ...
Read stories from some of the recipients of these funds.